Former Senator Anne McEwen

Former Senator

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for South Australia 2004 (term began 1.7.2005) and 2010. Defeated at general elections 2016.
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 12.2.08 to 4.9.08.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Library from 1.7.05 to 7.12.05; Scrutiny of Bills from 23.6.05 to 30.6.08; Senators' Interests from 1.7.05 to 11.2.08; Selection of Bills from 1.7.08 to 9.5.16 (Chair from 27.9.10 to 11.11.13); House from 26.10.10 to 9.5.16; Procedure from 12.11.13; Privileges from 12.2.15 to 9.5.16; Appropriations, Staffing and Security from 12.11.15 to 9.5.16; Environment and Communications References from 18.4.16 to 9.5.16.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation and References Committees from 1.7.05 to 11.9.06; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport from 11.9.06 to 11.2.08; Employment, Workplace Relations and Education from 11.9.06 to 11.2.08; Environment, Communications and the Arts from 12.2.08 (Chair from 12.2.08) to 14.5.09; Environment, Communications and the Arts: Legislation and References Committees from 14.5.09 to 27.9.10; Environment and Communications: Legislation Committee from 30.9.10 to 1.7.11; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 12.2.08 to 14.5.09; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation Committee from 1.7.11 to 11.11.13 and from 6.3.14 to 9.5.16 and References Committee from 12.11.13 to 9.5.16; Economics from 17.3.08 to 30.6.08; Finance and Public Administration: References Committee from 1.7.11 to 11.11.13.
  • Senate Select: Fuel and Energy from 1.7.08 to 30.8.10; Electricity Prices from 23.8.12 to 1.11.12; National Broadband Network from 26.03.15 to 13.5.15; Unconventional Gas Mining from 3.12.15 to 9.5.16.
  • Joint Standing: Migration from 14.2.08 to 1.7.11; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 1.7.11 to 9.5.16.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Deputy Government Whip in the Senate from 1.7.08 to 27.9.10.
  • Chief Government Whip in the Senate from 27.9.10 to 18.9.13.
  • Chief Opposition Whip in the Senate from 18.10.13 to 9.5.16.
Party positions
  • Delegate, ALP State Conventions (SA) from 1996.
  • Delegate, ALP National Conference 2004, 2009 and 2011.
  • Senior Vice-President, ALP (SA) 2004.
  • President, ALP (SA) 2005.
Personal
  • Born 3.8.1954, Adelaide, SA.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA (Adel).
  • Clerk and administrator prior to 1993.
  • Union organiser 1993-2002.
  • Secretary, Australian Services Union (SA and NT) 2002-05.
Honours
  • Awarded Centenary Medal 2003.